Refuge Worldwide partners with CTM Festival for a third year

A week of adventurous music in Berlin.

By Staff

The 25th anniversary of CTM festival takes place from 26 January through 04 February.

Continuing our collaboration with CTM Festival for a third edition, this year we will once again host a daily CTM radio show, a workshop and a party. The radio shows will be broadcast daily from 29 January until 3 Feb from 14:00 until 16:00. Guests will include Gash Collective, Malengo, El Kontessa, Sabiwa, Nikki Nair and more to be announced. The shows will be hosted by Richard Akingbehin.

On Monday, 29 January, we will host a workshop from Refuge Worldwide resident and Manila Community Radio co-founder Versailles, together with another of the station's co-founders Sean Bautista (AKA Duality). Running from 5-7PM, the workshop aims to decode the debate on cultural appreciation v.s. appropriation. It will be presented in the context of MCR's research into Budots, a grassroots genre of dance and electronic music from the Bisaya region that incorporates Bajau traditions with eurotrance and tropical city noises. Applications are now open here. Special thanks to the Goethe-Institut for supporting Versailles and Sean Bautista with travel funding. Last but not least, we will co-curate and host Panorama Bar on Thursday, 01 February, as part of the CTM night, with sets from Ojoo, HiTech, Sarj, Malengo and Jana. Elsewhere on the CTM programme, there are performances from Monolake, Wanton Witch, Skrillex b2b Jyoty, E-Saggila, ELLLL and Spekki Webu. Check the full schedule here and listen back to our CTM residency from January 2023 here.

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CTM 2023 Closing Concert: Amnesia Scanner & Freeka Tet Photo: Frankie Casillo / CTM 2023 Talk photo Talk and listening session with Joseph Kamaru (KMRU) Photo: Frankie Casillo / CTM 2023